Leichter, Hope (hl177)

Hope Leichter

Elbenwood Professor of Education

Office Location:

274A GDodge

Office Hours:

Tuesday 5:00-5:30 PM (priority for students in ITSF 6520, drop-in) Tuesday 5:30-7:00 PM (by appointment; daehlin@tc.edu) Wednesday 4-5:00 PM (priority for students in ITSF 5023, drop-in) Wednesday 5:00-6:30 PM (by appointment; daehlin@tc.edu)

Educational Background

A.B., Oberlin College; Ph.D., Harvard University

Scholarly Interests

Families and communities as educators. Family memories and narratives. Kinship networks and grandparents as educators. The mediation of television by the family. Education in community settings: museums, libraries. Families and school reform. Immigration, migration and family education.

Selected Publications

"Stories are Learning" (The Museum as a Place of Learning, Cornell University). Kinship and Casework: Family Networks and Social Intervention (Russell Sage Foundation).

Families and Communities as Educators (Teachers College Press).

"The school and parents" (The Teachers Handbook).

"The concept of educative style" (Teachers College Record).

"Family contexts of television" (Educational Communication and Technology).

"Families and museum" (Marriage and Family Review).

Related Articles

Lost in Translation

The United States is becoming a majority non-white nation. To truly level the playing field, non-whites will need to reclaim and recast their own narratives.

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Preaching good sex --and good relationships-- in an uncertain world

Home is Where the Push Pin Is

Brittany Lynk has been outward bound since she was a kid, but family and community remain her touchstones

Tomorrow Only: Check Out The MeYouZeum

Tomorrow only — Saturday, April 28 — from 10 am to 3 pm in Grace Dodge Hall 449, check out The MeYouZeum, an interactive, collaborative, participatory museum exhibit with learning stations that explore notions of home and identity.

Forging New Frontiers in Home Economics

TC Alumna Sharon Nickols is uniting scholars interested in rethinking home economics

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